What on earth is going on at Kroeber Plaza?

If you have been walking up College Avenue to the campus in the past two days, you might have noticed a giant blue robot standing upright in front of Kroeber Plaza, facing toward the avenue. Some of you may have wondered: what on earth is that? Well, curious bystander, Kroeber
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Cal football battles Northwestern in season opener

After a 3-9 campaign that represented the most disappointing season of former head coach Jeff Tedford’s 11-year tenure, Sonny Dykes was hired to revive the Bears’ struggling program. Dykes’ first test is a tough one — the Bears take on No. 22 Northwestern at Memorial Stadium on Saturday night.
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Revisiting the legacy of Jeff Tedford

There are a million talking points about Sonny Dykes standing between now and Saturday’s season debut against Northwestern. But what about Jeff Tedford — remember him? He was the head coach of the Cal football team for 11 years, leading the Bears to an 82-57 record. He ushered the long-decrepit
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The year that was: 2012-13

The Daily Cal sports staff looks back at the last year in Cal sports, and its most memorable moments.   1. Jeff Tedford let go following 3-9 season He is the winningest coach in Cal history. His 11-year tenure restored the football program to a level of respectability not seen
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New sheriff in town: Sonny Dykes’ vision for Cal football

Five months into the job, Sonny Dykes envisions his program to go beyond winning football games. He wants to redefine what Cal football means to the Berkeley community.

Sonny Dykes has two young daughters at home, but when he arrives at work every day, he transforms into a surrogate parent of nearly 100 men. Before and after practice, he mingles with his players, cracking light-hearted jokes and dispensing life advice to his players. From the upper stands of
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The Lombardo Trophy: Gambling with a settlement

Firing a football coach costs a lot of money. For Cal, getting rid of Jeff Tedford three years before his contract ran out was going to set the university back $6.9 million. But on Feb. 4, the university and Tedford settled the remaining three years of his contract. The maximum
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